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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tonight in Music: Beats for Obama, Le Loup, the Ruby Suns

posted by on April 1 at 9:00 AM

From this week’s Bug in the Bassbin:

djdigdug.jpgDJ Dig Dug photo by Clint Bowick

On Tuesday night, Nectar hosts Beats for Obama, a fundraiser for the Barack Obama campaign. The fact that the Obama campaign is fundraising isn’t noteworthy, but doing so by throwing a dubstep/breaks/drum and bass party is. Dig Dug, Slantooth, and a crew of others round out a bill hoping to inspire the masses to donate some cash for Obama’s change train. I guess if you’re going to attempt to draw the youth vote you’ve got to meet them on their own terms. In the interest of fairness, should there be a Clinton fundraiser with house and minimal techno, or a McCain fundraiser with Goa trance, those will also be duly noted.

And Le Loup plays Chop Suey with the Ruby Suns. From this week’s Stranger Suggests:

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Le Loup
(Music) Le Loup are an apocalyptic future-folk ensemble from the District of Columbia whose debut albumóon Sub Pop spin-off Hardly Artóbears the unwieldy but evocative title The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly. Their songs reference Dante’s infernal cantos, noisy natural phenomena, and the rapture. The music sounds like what a band might play on your back porch while the sky swirled into a black vortex and your neighbors ascended to heavenóspare, tense, and atmospherically turbulent. (Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000. 8 pm, $8, 21+.) Eric Grandy

Eric Grandy also reviewed the new the Ruby Suns record in this week’s paper. Click here to read it.

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Beats for Obama is no boring yada-yada schmoozefest fundraiser; this is a get-downathon! Get out there and support!

Posted by Shilo Urban | April 1, 2008 5:40 PM

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